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Salary and Benefits

Residents at SUNY Upstate Medical receive a competitive stipend for one year, July 1 to June 30, plus fringe benefits which include health and dental insurance and paid travel for relevant meetings.

For more detailed information about our benefits, select the link below and choose the UUP tab.


Syracuse Costs Less*

The cost of living in Syracuse is very reasonable. This is how much you would need to earn in 11 cities with major biomedical centers to approximately equal our stipend here. The stipend for PGY-1 residents is $48,200. The stipend for PGY-2 resident is $52,451.

If you earn $46,000 living in Syracuse, you would need to earn:

$83,152 in Boston
$53,503 in Chicago
$84,601 in Los Angeles
$55,883 in Minneapolis
$58,315 in New Haven
$86,929 in New York City
$49,777 in Philadelphia
$84,704 in San Diego
$125,530 in San Francisco
$79,840 in Seattle
$79,685 in Washington, DC

*Cost of living based on Sperling’s Best Places


Geneva Tower is available only to the SUNY Upstate Medical University community—students, post-docs and residents. The fully furnished and appointed (one-bedroom, two-bedroom and four-bedroom suite) apartments are minutes away from the main buildings on campus, three other hospitals—Crouse, the VA Medical Center and St. Joseph’s— and the Syracuse University campus. Visit us at: www.upstate.edu/residencelife